Jessica Mitsch

Co-Founder & Ceo
Momentum Learning

Jessica launched Momentum Learning in 2017 and currently serves as its CEO. Momentum serves the vibrant tech and business communities of the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle by offering tech-based coursework and training, transforming careers and driving a modern workforce.
Throughout her career, Jessica has held integral leadership roles in tech education. Prior to founding Momentum, she was a founding member of code school The Iron Yard, then serving as its Executive Director, Growth & Strategic Partnerships.
Jessica began her career at Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, serving in several roles for the company’s “People” team. There, she gained a deep appreciation for how tech talent training and economic development initiatives intersect.
A recognized leader and spokesperson on tech education, Jessica is a regular guest on local and national TV outlets, has spoken at SXSW and other high-profile conferences and events, and contributed to White House initiatives to expand access to tech education. She has recently been recognized as in Durham Magazine’s “The Influencer” issue and in the Triangle Business Journal’s 40under40.
Jessica holds a BA in Religious Studies and Dance from the College of Charleston.

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